You’ve made it to the end of this guide, however this is really just the beginning! Now it’s your turn, hopefully armed with knowledge and know-how, to go out there and make it happen.

There will certainly be times when the going gets tough and you may be tempted to throw in the towel. But don’t. More than ever, the world needs people like you, smart, determined professionals, to work for change. And while the job search - not to mention moving to a new country - can feel lonely at times, remember that we’re with you every step of the way.

Perhaps the most important thing left to say about Germany’s social impact sector is that it is a strong and supportive community full of passionate people who genuinely care about the work they do. Belonging to it, and with a little time and determination you eventually will, is incredibly rewarding. Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t happen right away. Keep getting out there, attending events, volunteering, networking, applying and before you know it, you will have fully arrived.

To help you get started on your own, here are some next steps we’d suggest taking:

  1. Take it offline - check out the tbd* events page to find upcoming social impact and sustainability happenings in your area.
  2. Dive deeper - take a look at the rest of our website for more inspiring articles and useful resources.
  3. Start applying - if you’re on the lookout for meaningful jobs, you can visit our jobs board to find current openings from over 3,000 organizaions throughout Germany.
  4. Stay up-to-date - get the latest world-changing news, opportunities and events sent straight to your inbox by signing up for our newsletter.
  5. Get involved - do you think your organization, study program or social venture should be featured in this guide or on tbd*? Have a story you’d like to share? Let us know via!

Before we send you on your way, we'd like to thank all the guest authors and experts who shared their experiences and expertise. We would also like to give a very special thank you to our partners, the Open Society Foundations, who made this guide possible. Open Society Foundations funds and supports social justice organizations around the world. Founded in Hungary by George Soros in 1984, they have grown into a global network working on issues from minority rights to access to health care and women’s rights. They recently established their new European headquarters in Berlin.

While we do our best to make sure all the information in this guide is up to date and accurate, things do change. If you come across something amiss, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing how YOU change the world. Good luck!